Poetry Friday: Treasures from Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis

Julie Larios - Julie Paschkis

I hadn’t planned a post for today, but last evening two treasures arrived for me and I just couldn’t resist. Look what was in the mail!




by this talented team:

Julie Paschkis and Julie Larios

Julie Larios is one of my favorite children’s poets for both the wit and wonder she brings to her work, so I have been coveting these two books for a long time. And what can you say about the shapes and colors and creatures of Julie Paschkis’s paintings besides SIGH.

Anyway, these two books constituted our bedtime stories for last night. Of course I ended with the poem “Troll” from Imaginary Menagerie because what good mamma doesn’t tuck her little guys in right after telling them about boy-eating trolls?


Both Yellow Elephant and Imaginary Menagerie are now available for Kindle! Hie thee thither lest these trolls put you in their melting pot!

By the way, Julie was also one of my first guests and has contributed two poetry videos to the No Water River library. Don’t miss her whimsical poems “No Strings Attached” and “Names.”


Thank you, Julie and Julie!

I will treasure these books!


Diane has the roundup over at Random Noodling.

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“Troll” copyright © Julie Larios. Illustrations © Julie PaschkisAll rights reserved.